Use of stents, cardiac pacemakers and other electronic medical aids with telecare [Reader’s question]

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Reader’s question | Can you tell me if the monitored alarm button has any affect on stents fitted? The alarm is needed following cardiac problems   Short answer | Always check this with your chosen […]

Monitored Pendant Alarm | Reader Discount Code

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Our Sponsor, TASK Community Care is offering a special 20% discount* off the cost of their monitored alarm systems to readers of Telecare.ie during March 2019.   This fantastic offer includes their sought after digital […]

Can I buy two monitored pendant alarm buttons for my parents who live in the same household? [Reader’s Question]

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Reader’s Question | Is it possible to buy 2 monitored pendant alarms for my parents who live in the same household.  Could you please give me an idea of costs?   Short Answer | Yes. […]

Telecare.ie – Readers’ Questions

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Since Telecare.ie added our first post in June 2016, we’ve received many great questions and comments from you, our readers, through the online feedback form and also as comments to posts.   It’s not always […]

Pendant alarm safety in adverse weather conditions

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Pendant alarms can be a lifeline anytime, but during disruptive weather conditions they’re even more important. That’s why it’s beneficial to know some functions of your monitored alarm, ideally before the bad weather hits. With that in mind, here’s some advice we’ve […]

Limerick pensioners warned to install safety alarms after suspicious death of 78-year-old

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GARDAÍ in Limerick have advised elderly people to acquire personal safety alarms to help them deal with a growing sense of fear in the wider local community. The advice follows the death of Rosie Hanrahan, […]

Demand for personal alarms surges under new Seniors Alert Scheme, €400,000 extra allocated

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Since the launch of the new Seniors Alert Scheme, there has been a fourfold surge in demand for senior citizens’ personal alarms, according to reports in today’s Independent.ie.   This is a dramatic turnaround, given the under-spend […]

Seniors Alert Scheme – Countrywide ‘Information Meetings’ Announced

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Changes to the Seniors Alert Scheme, will be outlined at a series of events due to take place across Ireland. The ‘information meetings’ being run by Pobal, will take place during November & December.  You can register to attend the […]

New Seniors Alert Scheme (2017) – What we know so far…

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  Following today’s announcement of the new Seniors Alert Scheme by Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, here’s a roundup of changes to the existing scheme so far announced.   The new […]

Telephone allowance is good news for Ireland’s pendant alarm customers

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  Many older people with pendant alarms or security systems, rely on their home phone-line to connect to a telecare monitoring centre. However with the removal of the previous telephone allowance (which was discontinued from 1 […]

Pobal calls for personal alarm applications under the Seniors Alert Scheme

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Pobal is calling on community groups around the country to avail of supports for personal alarms for the elderly under the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS). The move follows recent criticism of Pobal’s €800,000 underspend in the scheme’s 2016 […]

Owner of Emergency Response (Wexford) wrestling with “unsustainable debt burden”

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The UK-based private equity owner of Wexford personal alarm supplier Emergency Response, has been wrestling with an “unsustainable debt burden” according to a report in the Sunday Times (UK – subscription access).   Wexford-based Emergency Response Ltd, […]

Seniors Alert Scheme “Under-subscribed”

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The Seniors Alert Scheme budget allocation has been significantly under-spent for the past four years, as reported by RTE.  According to official figures, government funding of €800,000 earmarked for the scheme in 2016 was not spent. […]

Telecare devices: what’s available?

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Many telecare devices can connect to the same ‘base-unit‘ meaning most can be easily added to an existing pendant alarm system. However, because there are many different types of telecare devices available, it can sometimes be difficult to remember […]

Seniors Alert Scheme funding cut by €300,000

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  A decision to slash funding for the Seniors Alert Scheme has been slammed as “disgraceful” by Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the cut was confirmed to him in a Parliamentary Question he put to […]

5 Lifeline Alarms For Your Elderly Parent (…pendant alarm buttons NOT included)

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  If you’re concerned about an elderly parent or family member’s ability to live safely at home, you may already have considered buying them a pendant alarm. Many people start thinking about emergency lifeline buttons after […]

Irish Pendant Alarm Monitoring Costs – Best in Europe?

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Following on from my last post on the “Review of the Scheme of Community Supports for Older People (CSOP) 2010” it’s worth drawing attention to a statement on page thirty of that report:     “This evaluation of […]